04/27/2013 (12 Moons Solo Project Day 117)

12 Moons Solo Saxophone Project Day 117

Date: 04/27/2013

Instrument: Tenor saxophone

Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)


I’m trading work on my house for lessons with the parent of a student right now.  I struggled this morning to maintain focus and had very limited time to work because of a busy day.  This morning foundation work was being done under the house as I recorded.    I didn’t know the work would be going on this morning, but once it began, ironically the variety of sounds coming from beneath the house actually helped me to focus on a deeper level.  During the hour or so of work, I heard scraping, pounding, sawing, groaning, and the literal sound and feel of my house being jacked up from beneath my feet.  This piece features the consistency of a hammer sounding against the main support beam in the center of my house while I improvised with it.


The image “Untitled 56” accompanying today’s post by Clyfford Still.